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Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Certain Activated Carbon From the People's Republic of China

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AGENCY:

Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

March 30, 2007.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Catherine Bertrand or Anya Naschak, AD/CVD Operations, Office 9, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3207 or 482-6375, respectively.

Amendment to the Final Determination

In accordance with sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, (“the Act”), on March 2, 2007, the Department of Commerce (“the Department”) published its final determination of sales at less than fair value (“LTFV”). See Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Certain Activated Carbon from the People's Republic of China, 72 FR 9508 (March 2, 2007) (Final Determination).

On March 5, 2007, NORIT Americas, Inc., and Calgon Carbon Corporation (collectively “Petitioners”) filed timely allegations that the Department made various ministerial errors in the Final Determination and requested, pursuant to19 CFR 351.224(c), that the Department correct the alleged ministerial errors in the calculation of the margins for respondents. Also, on March 5, 2007, both Jacobi Carbons AB (“Jacobi”) and Calgon Carbon (Tianjin) Co., Ltd. (“CCT”), respondents in this investigation, filed timely allegations that the Department made ministerial errors and also requested that the Department correct these errors. Also, on March 5, 2007, Jilin Province Bright Future Chemicals Co. Ltd. (“JBF Chemical”) and its affiliated company Jilin Province Bright Future Industry & Commerce Co. Ltd. (“JBF Industry”) (collectively “Jilin Bright Future”) requested clarification of the producer for the rate applied to the producer-exporter combination Shanxi DMD Corporation/Tonghua Xinpeng Activated Carbon Factory.

A ministerial error is defined as an error in addition, subtraction, or other arithmetic function, clerical error resulting from inaccurate copying, duplication, or the like, and any other similar type of unintentional error which the Department considers ministerial. See Section 735(e) of the Act; see also 19 CFR 351.224(f).

After analyzing all interested party comments and rebuttals, we have determined, in accordance with section 735 (e) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.224(e), that we made ministerial errors in our calculations performed for the final determination with respect to Jacobi and CCT. For a detailed discussion of these ministerial errors, as well as the Department's analysis, see Memorandum to James C. Doyle from Catherine Bertrand and Anya Naschak: Antidumping Duty Investigation of Certain Activated Carbon from the People's Republic of China: Analysis of Ministerial Error Allegations (“Ministerial Error Memo”). Additionally, in the Final Determination, we determined that several companies qualified for a separate rate. The separate rate was the weighted average of the margins for Jacobi and CCT, the mandatory respondents which received a calculated margin. Because the rates of Jacobi and CCT have changed since the Final Determination, we have recalculated the separate rate. The separate rate is now 67.14 percent. See Ministerial Error Memo at Attachment VI.

Therefore, in accordance with section 735(e) of the Act, we are amending the final determination of sales at LTFV in the antidumping duty investigation of certain activated carbon from the People's Republic of China (“PRC”). For the revisions to the calculations for all companies, see Ministerial Error Memo. The revised final dumping margins, some of which did not change, are as follows:

ExporterSupplierWA margin
Beijing Pacific Activated Carbon Products Co., LtdAlashan Yongtai Activated Carbon Co., Ltd67.14
Beijing Pacific Activated Carbon Products Co., LtdChangji Hongke Activated Carbon Co., Ltd67.14
Beijing Pacific Activated Carbon Products Co., LtdDatong Forward Activated Carbon Co., Ltd67.14
Beijing Pacific Activated Carbon Products Co., LtdDatong Locomotive Coal & Chemicals Co., Ltd67.14
Beijing Pacific Activated Carbon Products Co., LtdDatong Yunguang Chemicals Plant67.14
Beijing Pacific Activated Carbon Products Co., LtdNingxia Guanghua Cherishmet Activated Carbon Co., Ltd67.14
Beijing Pacific Activated Carbon Products Co., LtdNingxia Luyuangheng Activated Carbon Co., Ltd67.14
Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., LtdCalgon Carbon Tianjin Co., Ltd69.54
Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., LtdDatong Carbon Corporation69.54
Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., LtdDatong Changtai Activated Carbon Co., Ltd69.54
Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., LtdDatong Forward Activated Carbon Co., Ltd69.54
Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., LtdDatong Fuping Activated Carbon Co., Ltd69.54
Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., LtdDatong Hongtai Activated Carbon Co., Ltd69.54
Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., LtdDatong Huanqing Activated Carbon Co., Ltd69.54
Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., LtdDatong Huibao Activated Carbon Co., Ltd69.54
Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., LtdDatong Kangda Activated Carbon Factory69.54
Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., LtdDatong Runmei Activated Carbon Factory69.54
Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., LtdDushanzi Chemical Factory69.54
Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., LtdFangyuan Carbonization Co., Ltd69.54
Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., LtdHongke Activated Carbon Co., Ltd69.54
Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., LtdHuairen Jinbei Chemical Co., Ltd69.54
Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., LtdJiaocheng Xinxin Purification Material Co., Ltd69.54
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Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., LtdNingxia Guanghua Cherishment Activated Carbon Co., Ltd69.54
Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., LtdNingxia Guanghua A/C Co., Ltd69.54
Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., LtdNingxia Honghua Carbon Industrial Corporation69.54
Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., LtdNingxia Luyuanheng Activated Carbon Co., Ltd69.54
Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., LtdNingxia Pingluo Yaofu Activated Carbon Factory69.54
Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., LtdNingxia Tianfu Activated Carbon Co., Ltd69.54
Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., LtdNingxia Yinchuan Lanqiya Activated Carbon Co., Ltd69.54
Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., LtdNuclear Ningxia Activated Carbon Co., Ltd69.54
Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., LtdPingluo Xuanzhong Activated Carbon Co., Ltd69.54
Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., LtdShanxi Xuanzhong Chemical Industry Co., Ltd69.54
Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., LtdXingtai Coal Chemical Co., Ltd69.54
Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., LtdYuyang Activated Carbon Co., Ltd69.54
Datong Juqiang Activated Carbon Co., LtdDatong Juqiang Activated Carbon Co., Ltd67.14
Datong Locomotive Coal & Chemicals Co., LtdDatong Locomotive Coal & Chemicals Co., Ltd67.14
Datong Municipal Yunguang Activated Carbon Co., LtdDatong Municipal Yunguang Activated Carbon Co., Ltd67.14
Datong Yunguang Chemicals PlantDatong Yunguang Chemicals Plant67.14
Hebei Foreign Trade and Advertising CorporationDa Neng Zheng Da Activated Carbon Co., Ltd67.14
Hebei Foreign Trade and Advertising CorporationShanxi Bluesky Purification Material Co., Ltd67.14
Jacobi Carbons ABDatong Forward Activated Carbon Co., Ltd61.95
Jacobi Carbons ABDatong Hongtai Activated Carbon Co., Ltd61.95
Jacobi Carbons ABDatong Huibao Activated Carbon Co., Ltd61.95
Jacobi Carbons ABNingxia Guanghua Activated Carbon Co., Ltd61.95
Jacobi Carbons ABNingxia Huahui Activated Carbon Company Limited61.95
Jilin Bright Future Chemicals Company, LtdShanxi Xinhua Activated Carbon Co., Ltd228.11
Jilin Bright Future Chemicals Company, LtdTonghua Bright Future Activated Carbon Plant228.11
Jilin Bright Future Chemicals Company, LtdZuoyun Bright Future Activated Carbon Plant228.11
Jilin Province Bright Future Industry and Commerce Co., LtdShanxi Xinhua Activated Carbon Co., Ltd228.11
Jilin Province Bright Future Industry and Commerce Co., LtdTonghua Bright Future Activated Carbon Plant228.11
Jilin Province Bright Future Industry and Commerce Co., LtdZuoyun Bright Future Activated Carbon Plant228.11
Ningxia Guanghua Cherishmet Activated Carbon Co., LtdNingxia Guanghua Cherishmet Activated Carbon Co., Ltd67.14
Ningxia Huahui Activated Carbon Co., LtdNingxia Huahui Activated Carbon Co., Ltd67.14
Ningxia Mineral & Chemical LimitedNingxia Baota Activated Carbon Co., Ltd67.14
Shanxi DMD CorporationChina Nuclear Ningxia Activated Carbon Plant67.14
Shanxi DMD CorporationNingxia Guanghua Activated Carbon Co., Ltd67.14
Shanxi DMD CorporationShanxi Xinhua Chemical Co., Ltd67.14
Shanxi DMD CorporationTonghua Xinpeng Activated Carbon Factory67.14
Shanxi Industry Technology Trading Co., LtdActview Carbon Technology Co., Ltd67.14
Shanxi Industry Technology Trading Co., LtdDatong Forward Activated Carbon Co., Ltd67.14
Shanxi Industry Technology Trading Co., LtdDatong Tri-Star & Power Carbon Plant67.14
Shanxi Industry Technology Trading Co., LtdFu Yuan Activated Carbon Co., Ltd67.14
Shanxi Industry Technology Trading Co., LtdJing Mao (Dongguan) Activated Carbon Co., Ltd67.14
Shanxi Industry Technology Trading Co., LtdXi Li Activated Carbon Co., Ltd67.14
Shanxi Newtime Co., LtdDatong Forward Activated Carbon Co., Ltd67.14
Shanxi Newtime Co., LtdNingxia Guanghua Chemical Activated Carbon Co., Ltd67.14
Shanxi Newtime Co., LtdNingxia Tianfu Activated Carbon Co., Ltd67.14
Shanxi Qixian Foreign Trade CorporationDatong Locomotive Coal & Chemicals Co., Ltd67.14
Shanxi Qixian Foreign Trade CorporationDatong Tianzhao Activated Carbon Co., Ltd67.14
Shanxi Qixian Foreign Trade CorporationNingxia Huinong Xingsheng Activated Carbon Co., Ltd67.14
Shanxi Qixian Foreign Trade CorporationNingxia Yirong Alloy Iron Co., Ltd67.14
Shanxi Qixian Foreign Trade CorporationNinxia Tongfu Coking Co., Ltd67.14
Shanxi Qixian Foreign Trade CorporationShanxi Xiaoyi Huanyu Chemicals Co., Ltd67.14
Shanxi Sincere Industrial Co., LtdDatong Guanghua Activated Co., Ltd67.14
Shanxi Sincere Industrial Co., LtdNingxia Guanghua-Cherishmet Activated Carbon Co., Ltd67.14
Shanxi Sincere Industrial Co., LtdNingxia Pingluo County YaoFu Activated Carbon Factory67.14
Shanxi Xuanzhong Chemical Industry Co., LtdNingxia Pingluo Xuanzhong Activated Carbon Co., Ltd67.14
Tangshan Solid Carbon Co., LtdDatong Zuoyun Biyun Activated Carbon Co., Ltd67.14
Tangshan Solid Carbon Co., LtdNingxia Guanghua Activated Carbon Co., Ltd67.14
Tangshan Solid Carbon Co., LtdNingxia Xingsheng Coal and Active Carbon Co., Ltd67.14
Tangshan Solid Carbon Co., LtdPingluo Yu Yang Activated Carbon Co., Ltd67.14
Tianjin Maijin Industries Co., LtdHegongye Ninxia Activated Carbon Factory67.14
Tianjin Maijin Industries Co., LtdNingxia Pingluo County YaoFu Activated Carbon Plant67.14
Tianjin Maijin Industries Co., LtdYinchuan Lanqiya Activated Carbon Co., Ltd67.14
United Manufacturing International (Beijing) LtdDatong Fu Ping Activated Carbon Co., Ltd67.14
United Manufacturing International (Beijing) LtdDatong Locomotive Coal & Chemical Co. Ltd67.14
United Manufacturing International (Beijing) LtdXinhua Chemical Company Ltd67.14
Xi'an Shuntong International Trade & Industrials Co., LtdDaTong Tri-Star & Power Carbon Plant67.14
Xi'an Shuntong International Trade & Industrials Co., LtdNingxia Huahui Activated Carbon Company Limited67.14
PRC-Wide Rate228.11
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Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation

In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) to continue to suspend liquidation of all entries of subject merchandise from the PRC. We will also instruct CBP to require cash deposits or the posting of a bond equal to the estimated amount by which the normal value exceeds the U.S. price as indicated in the chart above. These instructions suspending liquidation will remain in effect until further notice.

This determination is issued and published pursuant to sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.224(e).

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Dated: March 22, 2007.

David M. Spooner,

Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.

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[FR Doc. E7-5927 Filed 3-29-07; 8:45 am]

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